Period
to 16 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for BGP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited BGP over the 6 months to 16 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 43 47 -
Rank change year-on-year +4 - +58
Contract jobs citing BGP 9 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 1.79% 0.22% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.24% 1.47% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Merseyside median daily rate £380 £385 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.30% - -
North West median daily rate £418 £450 £331
% change year-on-year -7.22% +35.85% -22.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Merseyside median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

BGP is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Merseyside
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 68 68 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 13.55% 14.81% 16.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 37 73
Merseyside median daily rate £375 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -7.14% -17.65%
10th Percentile £163 £124 £157
90th Percentile £535 £495 £474
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 7
Merseyside median hourly rate £19.16 £11.74 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.23% -35.70% +10.61%
10th Percentile £13.58 £9.53 £15.50
90th Percentile £25.38 £21.85 £31.40
North West median hourly rate £17.41 £16.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year +5.52% -9.59% +4.29%

BGP
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

Job postings citing BGP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Merseyside.

Job vacancy trend for BGP in Merseyside

BGP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing BGP in Merseyside.

Contractor daily rate trend for BGP in Merseyside

BGP
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BGP within the Merseyside region over the 6 months to 16 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +1 7 £350 -9.09% 1
Prescot - 1 - -
BGP
North West

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing BGP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Merseyside region with a requirement for BGP.

1 9 (100.00%) Cisco
1 9 (100.00%) OSPF
2 8 (88.89%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (88.89%) CCNP
2 8 (88.89%) LAN
2 8 (88.89%) WAN
3 7 (77.78%) TCP/IP
3 7 (77.78%) EIGRP
3 7 (77.78%) Network Security
4 5 (55.56%) Aruba
4 5 (55.56%) Telecoms
4 5 (55.56%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (55.56%) CCDP
5 4 (44.44%) Firewall
5 4 (44.44%) NX-OS
6 3 (33.33%) Data Centre
6 3 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (33.33%) ISDN
6 3 (33.33%) Wireless
6 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
6 3 (33.33%) DNS
6 3 (33.33%) IPv4
6 3 (33.33%) DHCP
6 3 (33.33%) Finance
6 3 (33.33%) Load Balancing
6 3 (33.33%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (22.22%) F5
7 2 (22.22%) Riverbed
7 2 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (22.22%) Infoblox

BGP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 9 (100.00%) OSPF
2 8 (88.89%) LAN
2 8 (88.89%) WAN
3 7 (77.78%) EIGRP
3 7 (77.78%) Network Security
3 7 (77.78%) TCP/IP
4 5 (55.56%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (44.44%) Firewall
5 4 (44.44%) NX-OS
6 3 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (33.33%) DHCP
6 3 (33.33%) DNS
6 3 (33.33%) Fibre Channel
6 3 (33.33%) IPv4
6 3 (33.33%) ISDN
6 3 (33.33%) Wireless
7 2 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (22.22%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (22.22%) VLAN
7 2 (22.22%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (55.56%) Telecoms
2 3 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Network Security Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Security Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) CISSP Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Data Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Network Operations Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Firewall Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Network Security Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Security Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Voice Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Voice Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Voice Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Voice Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 2 (22.22%) Capacity Management
2 2 (22.22%) Information Security
2 2 (22.22%) Network Design
2 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (22.22%) Validation
3 1 (11.11%) High Availability
3 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
3 1 (11.11%) Proactive Monitoring
3 1 (11.11%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (88.89%) CCNP
1 8 (88.89%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (55.56%) CCDP
3 2 (22.22%) CCNA
3 2 (22.22%) GIAC
4 1 (11.11%) CISSP
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Nagios
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Cisco
2 5 (55.56%) Aruba
3 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 2 (22.22%) F5
4 2 (22.22%) Infoblox
4 2 (22.22%) Juniper
4 2 (22.22%) Riverbed
4 2 (22.22%) Ruckus Wireless
5 1 (11.11%) Brocade
5 1 (11.11%) HP
5 1 (11.11%) Meraki
5 1 (11.11%) Palo Alto
5 1 (11.11%) SolarWinds
5 1 (11.11%) Sony
5 1 (11.11%) VMware